Agnes Wathall

Agnes Wathall died in 2004 and published only one small book of poetry in her life. That collection, which includes her best-known poem, ‘Sea Fevers,’ is noted for its musicality. She was a wife, a mother, lived most of her life in Chicago, and attended the University of Illinois. Her only collection, A Trick of Light, was published in 1984. 

Sea Fevers

‘Sea Fevers’ by Agnes Wathall is a thoughtful poem that uses sea-related imagery. With it, the poet depicts her speaker’s seclusion and emotions.


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